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ergotamine

 [er-got´ah-min]
an alkaloid derived from ergot, used as the tartrate salt in treatment of migraine and cluster headaches; administered orally, sublingually, rectally, or by oral inhalation.

er·got·a·mine

(er-got'ă-mēn),
An alkaloid from ergot, used to relieve migraine; it is a potent stimulant of smooth muscle, particularly of the blood vessels and the uterus, and produces adrenergic blockade (chiefly of the alpha receptors); hydrogenated ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, is less toxic and has fewer side effects. Also available as ergotamine tartrate.

ergotamine

/er·got·amine/ (er-got´ah-min) an alkaloid of ergot; the tartrate salt is used for relief of migraine and cluster headaches.

ergotamine

(ûr-gŏt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
A crystalline alkaloid, C33H35N5O5, derived from ergot that induces vasoconstriction and is used especially in treating migraine.

er·got·a·mine

(er-got'ă-mēn)
An alkaloid from ergot, used to relieve migraine; it is a potent stimulant of smooth muscle, particularly of the blood vessels and the uterus, and produces adrenergic blockade (chiefly of the alpha receptors); hydrogenated ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, is less toxic and has fewer side effects. Also available as ergotamine tartrate.

Ergotamine

A drug used to prevent or treat migraine headaches. This can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and convulsions in infants.
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ergotamine

; Migril ergot alkaloid used for short-term migraine or cluster headache treatment; it contraindicates concomitant use of some antifungal preparations, certain antiviral reparations, some antimicrobials, serotonin (5-HT1) agonists and cimetidine

er·got·a·mine

(er-got'ă-mēn)
An alkaloid from ergot, used to relieve migraine.

ergotamine

an alkaloid derived from rye ergot; the tartrate is used as an oxytocic.
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Although both the US Headache Consortium guidelines and the AAFP/ACP-ASIM guidelines recommend NSAIDs, ergotamine derivatives, and the triptans for treating acute migraines, there is controversy in the literature about how to actually use these drugs.
Recommended acute therapies for migraine attacks available in the United States NSAIDs * Aspirin * Ibuprofen * Naproxen sodium * Acetaminophen + aspirin + caffeine Opiates/barbiturate hypnotics * Intranasal butorphanol * Other opiates and butalbital-containing compounds may be considered for use as "rescue medications" Ergotamine and derivatives * DHE nasal spray * SC/IM/IV DHE * IV DHE and antiemetic Triptans * Almotriptan (tablets) * Eletriptan (tablets) * Frovatriptan (tablets) * Naratriptan (tablets) * Rizatriptan (tablets, orally disintegrating tablets) * Sumatriptan (tablets, nasal spray, subcutaneous injections, suppositories) * Zolmitriptan (tablets, nasal spray, orally disintegrating tablets) NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; DHE, dihydroergotamine.
The study described in this reference looked at isolated coronary arteries to assess the magnitude and sensitivity of the coronary arteries to five different triptans and four ergotamine derivatives.
The patient was asked to discontinue his ergotamine and caffeine suppositories.
His headaches became more frequent, and ergotamine and caffeine (Cafergot[R]) suppositories were prescribed.
Abortive agents were attempted in 2002, including rizatriptan (Maxalt[R]), which was not effective, and ergotamine and caffeine suppositories (Cafergot[R]).